DePuy Announces Recall of Hip Replacement System

Note to Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine patients (including former MeritCare and Orthopaedic Insititute).

DePuy Orthopaedics is issuing a voluntary hip replacement recall of its ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. This DePuy ASR™ recall means additional testing and monitoring may be necessary. These systems first became available in July 2003. If you had your hip surgery prior to July 2003, the hip you received is not subject to this ASRrecall.

Patients impacted by this recall will be notified by Sanford Health.

For more information about this recall, please visit www.depuy.com.